TemitopeErinoshoTemitope Erinosho, PhD
Temitope joined the CHWR team as a Research Assistant Professor in 2012. She holds a Doctorate in Nutrition from New York University. Temitope’s research focuses on the prevention of obesity and cancer risk in children and families through interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. Environmental assessments of nutrition and physical activity practices and policies, and children’s dietary and physical activity behaviors in child care settings are also important aspects of her work. Temitope’s current research includes MS Panda, an assessment of nutrition and physical activity environments in family child care homes in Mississippi (MS Panda), and THRIVE for Health, a family-focused intervention to promote healthy weight behaviors in underserved families with preschool-aged children.
DerekHalesDerek Hales, PhD
Derek joined the CHWR team as a Research Assistant Professor in 2008. He holds a Doctorate in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia, and has an extensive background in measurement, scale development, reliability and validity assessment, and structural equation modeling of psychosocial mediators of physical activity behavior. The focus of Derek’s work at this time includes both measurement of physical activity and determinants of physical activity behavior. Recent work has involved measuring environments (childcare and home) that influence young children’s nutrition and physical activity behavior. His professional interests include scale development, psychometrics, structural equation modeling and survey design. Derek currently contributes his measurement expertise to all current CHWR projects and grants.